July 7, 2023
The NCR and regional nominal wages fall short of the regional family living wage estimates. The BARMM still has the widest gap between the regional minimum wage (Php341) and the regional family living wage (Php1949).
June 25, 2023
Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the rather low-standard official poverty threshold for a family of five. In other words, Philippine minimum wages are family poverty wages.
May 4, 2023
The wages Filipino workers are mandated to receive are below the poverty line.
April 28, 2023
Filipino workers and their families are barely surviving on the minimum wage because this is even less than the official poverty threshold for a family of five.
March 31, 2023
Recently proposed legislation and petitions for a wage hike affirm that this is urgent, just and doable. Amid the poor jobs situation, low incomes and high prices, the minimum wage has not been enough for many Filipino families to live decently.
March 10, 2023
Inflation in areas outside NCR has gone down slightly to 8.5% in February. Yet, with minimum wages unchanged, the gap with the family living wage is still widening across the regions — with the worst shortfall in BARMM where the minimum wage is just 17.5% of the family living wage.
March 4, 2023
February 7, 2023
The January 2023 8.7% inflation continues to widen the gap between the minimum wage and the family living wage. The minimum wage is highest in the NCR but the Php570 here has fallen to only 49.1% of the NCR family living wage of Php1,161. BARMM has the lowest minimum wage at Php341 and this is […]